Orchard Cabin late Spring

Phone 01297 552436

Recession proof pricing

We’re trying to keep our prices as low as we can and our rate at the height of the summer is only £535 per week.


Last minute Easter bookings

Easter breaks from 28th March to 11th April 10% reduction, only £315 per week, (usually £350) or both weeks for only £600. The ground around the cabin are beautiful at Easter, festooned with daffodils and other Spring flowers.

We now have a booking from April 1st until April 5th. This straddles 2 weeks. We now have a booking from April 6th but still have March 28th – April 1st Saturday to Wednesday (4 nights normally £264, now £250 – 2 persons £225)

Maggie the mule with Milly and MIlo behind

Our Babydoll and Mullydoll sheep arrived today from Buckinghamshire and we are thrilled. I spent the day attending to fences and gates and then this afternoon created a smaller area at the bottom of the orchard next to the cabin so that they weren’t overwhelmed by the amount of grass (nice for guests too) At the end of the day I just leaned on the fence in silent communion with our little flock. They didn’t take much notice of me, but it was a rare moment of stillness in what seems to be an increasingly busy life. Photos of Milly, Milo, Rupert and Hattie in their new home will appear soon. Why don’t you pick up one of our cheap weeks in June and see them in the flesh. You can feed them too.

A real welcome

Guests will not only get a welcome bottle of wine and a homemade cake. There’s usually vegetables from the garden on offer.

Babe Rup the Babydoll Ram

The Spring is a blissful time of year at Castlewood. First come the carpets of daffodils, then the succession of blossoms in the orchards and during May this Clematis makes for a romantic screen as you relax on the verandah with a glass of wine. If you can, come down at Easter it’s cheaper than Summer and we think that Castlewood is at its best. During May the Swallows make their appearance. For the past 3 years we have had a pair raising their young in the Cabin Veranda, flitting past our guests and delighting children and adults alike; and this year Robins nested in the Clematis.

The Summer however is when most people take their holidays. In Summer the locality is in overdrive. The seaside resorts of Lyme Regis and Seaton have loads of fun activities for families and good weather for walking, cycling, whilst not guaranteed is at least more likely than not. You can book fossil hunting expeditions, deep sea fishing trips and numerous other activities of all types. Special mention should also go to the Sidmouth Folk week in the first week of August. Of course the beauty of self catering accommodation is if it does rain there are indoor pastimes, games, dvd, and television. We even have a small library in the cabin. And we can always lend you books and maps etc.

Actually we love this area at all times of the year and particularly in the Autumn and Winter, when the nights draw in and all is quiet. The local Carnivals start in September, and part of this carnival tradition is the amazing and scary flaming Tar barrels at Ottery St Mary on November 5th. We are generally closed between Autumn half term and Spring half term.

We think that regardless of the time of year you choose to come, you will find not only a warm welcome here, but also an oasis of tranquility.


We accept small pets (E.G Cats and Dogs) for a small daily charge (currently £6 per day per dog/cat or £35 per week) However we’d ask you not to bring pets that are likely to damage the fabric of the cabin. To help subsequent guests who may have pet allergies we’d ask you to bring covers for beds and furniture (see terms and conditions). You should not leave pets unattended in the cabin.


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